These bespoke jewellery workshops are lead by established jewellery designer Sheila Kerr. Sheila welcomes small groups (up to 4) into her professional jewellery making studio regularly.
With 29 years experience of teaching Sheila knows what she is doing! Several techniques will be explained and you will leave the workshop having made your own hand-crafted piece to one of Sheila's own bespoke designs.
This workshop will have you taking away a Sheila Kerr original design -...
We're excited to host the well-known wire sculptor, Chris Moss, at Swallows & Artisans. Chris uses a variety of metal materials, including new and recylced wire and mesh, to create stunning 3D sculptures particularly wild and domestic animals and birds. Chris has a love of nature and all her work reflects a detailed study of the anatomy and character of her subjects. Chris works on commissions and exhibits her work across the UK.
One day calligraphy workshops near Ely, Cambridgeshire, taught by a leading professional calligrapher, ANY scripts can be learned including the currently very popular 'modern' pointed pen calligraphy. suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced, flexible dates, approximately fortnightly, no commitment beyond each workshop. Intensive tuition for longer periods eg 5 days or more, available on request.
Small groups of 3-6.
Individual tuition with plenty of demonstration. Long-standing Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts...
This workshop will teach you a range of stone carving skills to enable you to create a contemporary planter for your home.
On this two day course you will gain a wide range of techniques involved in the hand carving of stone. On day one you will learn a range of stone carving techniques using a range of chisels and a mallet. Begin by carving a block of Bath stone into a cylinder, then learn...
- Next course on 2nd February 2019
Make your own scatter cushion in the surroundings of the inspiring Edwardian cotton mill. Learn how to sew the cushion with me, including adding a zip and button detail. Choose a feather filled or fibre insert. All fabrics included, choose from patterns and plains. Take home your scatter cushion to put in pride of place in your home.
Approx. size 44cm square
The Diploma is designed to offer comprehensive training for you to start a career within the upholstery sector. The course will provide you with an excellent level of practical skills and a understanding of the legal regulations and requirements of being a professional upholsterer.
All classes are limited to a maximum of 3 students ensuring you have a high level of tuition and minimal waiting time for guidance.
The diploma course duration is a minimum...
We want to see your etchings! On this course you will explore one etching technique per day – drypoint and photographic. Ultimately you will come away with numerous, unique, high quality prints that you can be proud of!
Taught and guided by professional artist and tutor Liam Biswell, come be transported into a medium that is fun and immediately rewarding!
You will learn:
How to select suitable images and reference materials.
How to drypoint etch...
Imagine going to a summer event this year and proud as punch wearing your fascinator, telling everyone, "I made this!"
Create your very own fascinator in this one day workshop. You can learn lots of techniques using a fabulous material called sinamay, available in loads of gorgeous colours, as well as veiling, beads and wire and crinoline.
You can learn how to make:
Bows & loops
All materials will be...
Make your own traditional wooden rake to take home.
This course is a great opportunity to learn new skills in a beautiful Woodland setting
Discover how to cleave the wood with a froe and shape with a drawknife and shave horse.
Have a go at making rake tines using the tine cutter.
This course will be run at our site near Warminster. Maximum course size 6 candidates
Introduction to Greenwood Craft - a weekend course
A 3 day course to introduce you to Green wood craft, using a Pole Lathe, basic craft tools and making simple rustic furniture.
Over the course, you will cover the following:
Be introduced to basic woodland management and spend part of the first day in the woodland learning how to fell and coppice small trees for greenwood craft and consider different types of native timbers [wood] and...